Christmas at Marwell

Christmas at Marwell


Visit this page in the summer of 2020 for details of Christmas 2020.

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this wonderful event and make your family’s Christmas magical! Join Jingle the elf and some of his new friends in ‘Wonderland’ as you step into a curious world of topsy-turvy delights. 

  • Begin with refreshments fit for the queen of Hearts
  • Join the tea party with Mother Christmas as she recounts a curious tale
  • The elves await you in the garden of fun to help you make a ‘magical’ elf door
  • Don’t be late, it’s time to meet Father Christmas, who has a surprise for you!

Daytime ‘Wonderland’ Experience includes: (10am – 2.45pm)

  • Access to the zoo on the day of your experience
  • Christmas ‘wonderland experience’
  • Take part in the Cheshire cat trail
  • Festive treats available in our cafes

Experience Wonderland in a whole new light after hours…Evening ‘Wonderland’ Experience (4.00pm – 6.15pm) 


  • Mad Hatter character welcome as you arrive
  • ‘Wonderland’ train ride up to Marwell Hall
  • Christmas ‘ Wonderland experience’ including additional tea & coffee
  • Wonderland garden game area to enjoy
  • Festive food available from our caterpillar caterpod

Your experience will last around 60-80 minutes 

Making a Memory

Capture that magical  family snap with Santa 

Prices start at £7.00 for a single photo, other package options are available, all include a digital download copy.

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Booking Info

  • General zoo admission tickets do not cover entry into the Christmas at Marwell event, Christmas event tickets only apply,
  • All guests attending need to have a pre-purchased ticket, any guests without a ticket will not be permitted entry into the experience.
  • Guests with mobility restrictions need to contact the events team on booking to discuss their access needs
  • Tickets must be pre-booked and are not available to purchase on the day
  • Once a booking is completed no amendments to the booking can be made, if you wish to add additional guests you will need to start a new booking
  • Adults and children cannot book a single ticket (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Please check the tickets in your basket and remove any unwanted tickets or make any date changes before clicking “checkout”
  • Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable after a booking has been made
  • Tickets to evening sessions cannot be used to access the zoo during the day of your session.
  • Guests attending evening sessions have no access to the zoo.
  • Please note Christmas event tickets cannot be upgraded to annual membership.


Babies 0 -12 months                           £ 7.50

Toddlers 12- 36 months                      £ 15.50

Children 3- 16 years                           £ 29.00

Adults (16+)                                        £ 25.50 

Additional Information

*The zoo is open from 10am – 4.00pm. Guests who book daytime Christmas sessions will be able to explore the zoo as part of their ticket on the day. For guests who book evening Christmas sessions, from 4.00pm, entry to the zoo is not included but additional activities and characters will be joining you. 

The total number of guests per session is 40.

If you have a query call the Elves on 01962 770597

Please note: As this event is sold out, the button below is inactive.

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And don’t forget … every penny you spend helps support the zoo and our conservation projects in the UK and overseas. Thank you!